Glass Backsplash

For the chef who is constantly busy in the kitchen, a glass backsplash might be the perfect clean-and-go option.
Glass Backsplashes

Glass Backsplashes

Small green, white, and blue glass tile backsplash in the kitchen behind the stove.

Photo by: John Wollwerth

John Wollwerth

Small green, white, and blue glass tile backsplash in the kitchen behind the stove.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Providing just the right amount of sleek, understated design with an easy-to-clean surface, the glass backsplash is becoming increasingly popular in many kitchen designs. Not only are spills easy to wipe off from a glass backsplash, but the surface also doesn't allow mold growth, making it a perfect option for a kitchen area.

Beautiful Backsplashes

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Ocean-Inspired Glass Tile

An ocean glass backsplash makes a beautiful design statement. Designer Shirry Dolgin continues the backsplash above the frosted glass cabinets to maximize its impact.

Classic Subway Tile

Available in a variety of colors, subway tile is an easy-to-clean backsplash surface that adds simple and timeless style to a kitchen.

Stained Glass

The rectangular stained glass backsplash complements this kitchen's clean lines and sleek, classic style. Design by James Howard of Glen Alspaugh Kitchens and Baths

Photo By: Designer, James Howard

Stainless Steel and Stone

This kitchen's light green tumbled marble backsplash features diamond pattern stainless steel accent tiles that dazzle and shine. The diamond motif is continued with the kitchen hardware. Design by Helen Richardson of Ammie Kim Interior Design

Photo By: Designer, Helen Richardson

Shimmering Glass Tile

The glass tiles in this kitchen's backsplash alternate between glossy and etched, complementing the shining stainless steel appliances and honey maple cabinetry. Design by Ammie Kim

From: Ammie Kim

Intricate Mosaic Tile

This kitchen's stone backsplash features an intricate design that serves as a focal point for the room and complements the elegant cabinetry and countertops. Design by Lori Dennis of Dennis Design Group

Photo By: Designer, Lori Dennis

Natural Stone Backsplash

This kitchen's natural stone backsplash contrasts with the modern cabinetry and professional-grade appliances and adds a high-end feel to the space.

Modern Glass Tile

The soft green glass tile backsplash in this contemporary kitchen serves as a sparkling backdrop for the industrial stainless steel appliances and dark cabinetry.

Sleek Stainless Steel Backsplash

The star of this kitchen, quilted-tile stainless steel provides a low-maintenance and stylish backsplash surface. Design by SPI Designs

Glass backsplashes are typically designed in two ways, either as a complete sheet of glass that has been cut to fit a specific area or as tiles that are installed in a similar manner to that of ceramic tiles. Using mortar and a flat edge trowel, these tiles can be easily installed in a few hours.

Glass backsplash material comes in a wide range of colors, from muted tones to bright, vibrant design options. Consider pairing a pale blue glass tile backsplash with a contemporary kitchen that features dark wood cabinetry and crisp white countertops. If your kitchen has a more vintage vibe, then you might want to mix together a range of colorful recycled glass tiles to give it a splash of varied colors.

Simple, flat glass backsplashes can also provide an elegant focal point that suits modern kitchens with a classic look. The end result is subtle yet captivating, rounding out the design of the kitchen area.

Dreamy Kitchen Backsplashes

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